Sevierville Police Department holding free child car safety seat inspection

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – The Sevierville Police Department is holding a free child car safety seat inspection later this month.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cash One, 741 Dolly Parton Parkway, inside the Food City shopping complex.

The SPD says through past inspections, it has learned that many child safety seats are no longer safe due to past accidents, the age of the seat, manufacturer recalls or missing parts. Over 90 percent of child car safety seats are improperly installed and over 40 percent of child fatalities in traffic accidents are a direct result of this.

Certified SPD officers will inspect the seats, demonstrate proper installation techniques and offer general assistance.

Parents who cannot make it to the event can call (865) 453-5507 to schedule a time to come by the police department at 300 Gary Wade Boulevard and have a technician inspect their car seats.

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